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Contract Administrator

The Dow Chemical Company - Midland, MI

Contract Administrator




The Dow Chemical Company

, Dow Agrosciences, has an exciting opportunity for a

Contract Administrator


Midland, MI

supporting Maintenance. The Contract Administrator (CA) role is a critical and highly visible Maintenance aligned role that provides a liaison between Dow Chemical Company and contract service providers. This role ensures the delivery of safe, effective and competitively priced contract services to Dow AgroSciences (DAS) production facilities. The CA role has responsibility for multiple contracts and cooperates with other CA's in a highly effective team environment that includes stakeholders such as Maintenance Work Coordinators, Activity Coordinators, Procurement, Contractor Owner Safety Team (COST), Contractor Safety and others. The role requires a mix of business acumen, operations/maintenance experience, craft/trade experience and superb interpersonal relations. Outstanding spreadsheet skills are also required as metrics are a key component to the role.

Key expectations for this role center around Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Ethics, Performance, Financial and Metrics as outlined below:

• Rigorously promotes contractor safety with field presence, audits, and participation with the Contractor Owners Safety Team (COST).

• Ensures appropriate Dow participation in all Contractor EH&S investigations. Gathers first response information for any safety incident/injury. Interviews contractor and medical as appropriate to understand the nature of an injury.

• Is knowledgeable of all applicable MIOSHA requirements for the discipline and area.

• Ensures that the contractor provides adequate EH&S resources to the contract employees and that an EH&S focal point is identified by the contractor and new contractors receive appropriate EH&S and Site orientation prior to working on site.

• The CA will review Recordable and Reportable incidents with the Responsible Care Leader and Site Leader if the contractor incurs an incident during the time of the contract.

• Conducts financial audits on contractors' invoices to ensure billing accuracy for labor, materials and supplies and unit rate verification for unit rate contracts. Understand and use SAP reporting capabilities.

• Ensures that the contractors understand and comply with Dow Chemical Co.'s CATS billing requirements and is capable of training contractors on the CATS systems as necessary.

• Assists contractors with all invoicing issues to assure resolution.

• Monitors and projects resource levels required to both match demand and cost targets.

• Monitors contractor performance and escalates performance issues appropriately. This includes investigating Quality Performance Issues (QSPP's, Root Cause Investigations (RCI's) and resolving and representing Dow's contractual interests.

• Ensures contracts provide services agreed to in the contract.

• Ensures that the contract company is providing qualified personnel, who will be able to perform the work safely.

• Actively participates in the development of Request for Information and Request for Proposals with Procurement in preparation for contract renewals.

• Ensures there are no unwritten agreements affecting the terms and conditions of the contract.

• Educates contractors about and monitors compliance with Dow Chemical Co.'s Code of Business Conduct for Suppliers.

• Tracks contractor headcount and prime costs and projects future labor needs.

• Is accountable for the spending of the contractor on respective purchase orders.

• Owns and maintains appropriate metrics for contractors.

Required Qualifications:

• Must be willing and able to work in plant and office environments.

• Proficiency in Microsoft applications Word, PowerPoint, Excel (VLOOKUP, Pivot Tables, Etc.)) and have the ability to learn new systems quickly.

• Strong written and verbal communication skills.

• Good interpersonal skills are required as you will be on a working relationship with Contract Supervision and Office Personnel.

• Working experience in SAP R3 environment.

• A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience in understanding Contract language and interpretation.

• A minimum of 2-3 years experience in a Maintenance, Construction, or related field.


• Associate’s degree in Business, Accounting, or Engineering Technology

• Bachelor’s degree in Business or a related field is highly preferred.

About DowDuPont

DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at:

The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.

Dow Offers:

•Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits

•An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance while sharing success across the company

•Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to long-term success that it brings

•On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment

•Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth

•The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world

•Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

•Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at:, you may call us at 1 800-523-3945 and select Option 1, or send a facsimile request to 1 989-636-3674.


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Contract Administrator The Dow Chemical Company - Midland, MI, United States


Location: Midland, MI

Company Profile:
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2012, Dow had annual sales of approximately $57 billion and employed approximately 54,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 188 sites in 36 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at